This Week in Political History: April 9-15

This week in political history, Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, Franklin D. Roosevelt died and Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Also, in a 2016 presidential election flashback, it’s the two-year anniversary of Hillary Clinton running for President.

April 9:
1968: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is buried.
2016: Bernie Sanders (I) wins the Wyoming Caucus.
2016: Ted Cruz (R) wins at the Colorado Convention.

April 10:
1880: Labor Secretary Frances Perkins, the first female Cabinet member, is born.

April 11:
1794: Statesman Edward Everett is born.
1862: Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes is born.
1893: Secretary of State Dean G. Acheson is born.
1968: President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the 1968 Civil Rights Act.
1974: President Richard Nixon is subpoenaed over Watergate.

April 12:
1945: President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies.
1945: Harry S. Truman becomes President after FDR dies.
1983: Harold Washington is elected as the first black mayor in Chicago.
2015: Hillary Clinton begins her 2016 presidential campaign.

April 13:
1743: President Thomas Jefferson is born.

April 15:
1865: Abraham Lincoln is assassinated.
1922: Chicago Mayor Harold Washington is born.
1945: President Franklin D. Roosevelt is buried.

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